For decades extranets have connected enterprises to customers, vendors, and contractors. They have been built using traditional networking gear stretched to accommodate the unique security, networking, and deployment requirements of connecting between enterprise networking perimeters. An extranet is a logical network zone meant to connect multiple parties under different admin domains across a range of
What Is Edge Networking and How Does It Relate to Edge Computing?
SaaS has introduced flexibility and innovation to countless industries and organizations around the globe. Its benefits for end-users are plentiful and clear, but SaaS also addresses the issue of software support for providers, who no longer have to manage software in thousands of different customer environments. However, some SaaS providers in industries that rely on
Connect SaaS to Customer Data
Network-as-a-Service is the easiest way to connect SaaS to customer data sources Delivering a SaaS application from the cloud requires a rethinking of tech, team, and processes. When committing to a public cloud, staffing for new DevOps commitments, and handling new support responsibilities, it’s important to make informed decisions. But there are also less obvious
Build Cloud-to-Edge Architectures with Docker Containers
Application developers are building more cloud-to-edge architectures than ever…. and they are doing it through the use of Docker containers and edge networking platforms. It seems like everything is moving to SaaS. SaaS banking software, SaaS cyber security software, and I recently stumbled on a SaaS application that allows me to control the feeding of
How Secure Are Application Networks?
Application networks enhance security when connecting centralized apps to multiple organizations. As modern software architectures become more distributed, application networks have emerged as a way to seamlessly connect applications, data and devices residing in multiple locations. An effective application network creates a layer of connectivity that mitigates the complexities of connecting, managing, and supporting an
SaaS Networking Surprises
How many of us have started a home improvement project and ended up making a handful of trips to the store to complete it? Even a simple painting project can surface unforeseen problems that turn into 3 trips to the store for more tape, brushes, or plastic coverings. While this might be annoying, it isn’t
Cloud and the Complexity of Distributed Applications
We are in the business of helping software providers with tools that make them more secure and efficient. In those conversations, we get exposed to the infinite number of ways that companies architect, develop, and support their application’s infrastructure. We’ve also discovered that the complexity of distributed applications is a significant challenge. While the architecture